Anton Lukoszevieze

Apartment House founder/director

For information on his art and music go to his website

Cellist Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Anton has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA (Maerzmusik, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, GAS, Transart, Ultima) and BBC Radio 3. Deutschlandfunk, Berlin produced a radio portrait of him in September, 2003. Anton has also performed concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the 2001 Aldeburgh festival and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with contemporary vocal ensemble Exaudi and King’s College Choir, Cambridge. He is unique in the UK through his use of the curved bow (BACH-Bogen), which he is using to develop new repertoire for the cello. From 2005-7 he was New Music Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard Gallery. Anton is the subject of several films by the renowned artist-filmmaker
Jayne Parker. Anton is also a member of Zeitkratzer, Automatic Ensemble, Agnes Nixon (an obscure duo with Jennifer Walshe) and in 2008 he made his contemporary dance debut with the Vincent Dance Company in Broken Chords, Dusseldorf.
Anton has premiered and commissioned new works for cello by a multitude of contemporary composers, including Christopher Fox, Gerhard Staebler, Amnon Wolman, Kunsu Shim, Laurence Crane, Richard Ayres, Sven Lyder Karhs, Jennifer Walshe, Claudia Molitor, Rytis Mazulis, Arturas Bumsteinas, Juste Janulyte, James Saunders, John Lely, Tim Parkinson, Alwynne Pritchard, Peter Eotvos, Bryn Harrison and Mathew Adkins.
As an educator has taught at many UK Universities and abroad, in addition he has given workshops on creative music skills, contemporary music performance, improvisational and compositional skills. From 2006-7 he was on the Music Faculty of Cambridge University and has regularly led courses for the Aldeburgh Young Musicians Course and has recently given lectures at Brunel University, Durham University, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Vilnius Music Academy, Lithuania.

In June 2009 he was awarded the ‘Millennium Star’ medal, for services to Lithuanian culture, by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Sound clips

James Dillon Eos Live, Ultima Festival, Oslo
Xenakis Kottos Live, London
Goldstein Ishi Man Waxati Live, Ultima Festival, Oslo
Fox Inner Metier CD
Oehring Foxfire Eins BBC Radio 3
Film/video clips

Jayne Parker Sensitivo (Sylvano Bussotti)

Jayne Parker Arc (Laurence Crane)


Jayne Parker BFI British Artist’s Films 2008

Volker Heyn Blues in B-flat


Christopher Fox Inner
Metier Sound and Vision MSV CD92059

Straight Lines in Broken Times3
Chant suspendu
Generic Compositions #3, #4 & #5


"This third disc in Metier's series devoted to the music of Christopher Fox (b 1955) consists entirely of works for solo cello, played with radiant commitment by a votary of avant-gardism. Three of the works - Straight Lines in Broken Times3, Chant Suspendu, Generic Compositions 3, 4 and 5 (the latter an overlay of separate Ètudes) - are relatively short. But the remarkable fourth, Inner, lasts 45 minutes. The simplest of little phrases is revisited 33 times to form an epic succession that suggests a dadaist version of a Bach chaconne, but has the genuine spiritual pull of one of Morton Feldman's rapt excursions, the emphasis now on horizontal line rather than gradual revoicing of chords." The Sunday Times

Sven Lyder Kahrs Dew Sparrows Breath
Aurora Records


James Saunders #[unassigned]

Andrew Sparling [clarinet] / Anton Lukoszevieze [cello]

confont 15 [double digipack cd] |

Recorded by John Lely at Goldsmiths College, 6 April 2006

This recording provides the materials to make a version of my ongoing modular composition #[unassigned]. The piece is flexible in its construction, with each version being formed by a combination of newly composed and pre-existing modules. Each version is different, composed for a specific performance, and normally only performed once. For this recorded version, the CDs can be played individually or together on two CD players. Use the random play function where this is available to reorder the tracks to produce different versions each time. When played together the CDs do not have to be synchronised.